A Most Mysterious Temple


A Most Mysterious Temple

The Greatest Secret

THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST

Part Twelve

This is from my book “MYSTERY OF CHRIST”

I would hope that everyone would attempt to totally disprove what is written here. Show where Christ refutes it all, or He did not say it, or that He did not mean it. Not by your “theology”, or your “bias” or your “opinion” but rather by hard Scriptural statements. Your eternal salvation depends upon it…

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2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

CHAPTER FIVE

THE SUM AND TOTAL OF SALVATION IS IN THE TABERNACLE OF GOD.

At the end of Chapter Four we made a comment about how works, good or bad have nothing to do with true salvation. God does not accept anyone because they are a Mother Teresa or someone who does good works all their lives. The reason is actually simple: All works of any kind are done in the FALLEN NATURE, and thus Jesus classifies them as EVIL. It is imperative to understand this – THE FALLEN NATURE is an “enemy” of God, and hates God. As Jeremiah said, the heart is desperately wicked, so evil and dark that it cannot be known. Paul said the carnal mind, the FLESH MIND, is an enemy of God. 

The Bible is clear about that – so then that means that ANY WORKS done in the FLESH have no MEANING WHATSOEVER, THEY ARE VANITY and that is why one MUST ferret out Christ with all due diligence and FIND HIM, come into UNION with Him and have Him cover us with His robe of righteousness. It is HIS FINISHED WORK THAT DOES THIS.

A word about “reconciliation” as it applies to the Bible. When God the Father sent Jesus Christ to us it was said God was reconciling the world to Himself, and Jesus Christ was in effect a mediator, or we could say a “bridge,” someone who would be a go-between between man and God the Father. But what Christians do not understand is that reconciliation MUST BE TWO WAYS or there is no reconciliation.

For example, let us say you and a relative have such great differences because of some offense that the tie between you and him has been severed. You want to attempt reconciliation and get back to a right relationship. So, you decide to go to your relative and attempt to reconcile.

You want to, but he refuses. He will not forgive. Therefore, there is no reconciliation.  When God the Father sent Jesus Christ into the world, He reconciled Himself to the world via the cross of Christ. That was you going to your relative to reconcile. Your relative refused. Is there any reconciliation MAN TO GOD? Do you understand the importance of this? Mankind MUST reconcile themselves BACK TO GOD as well, or there is no reconciliation, therefore NO SALVATION.

So then how does man reconcile himself back to God? Jesus told us how – enter ye in at the strait gate and walk the narrow way, that is, come to the LIGHT OF CHRIST, and have your deeds judged, reproved. If you then ACCEPT the offer of Christ, TRUE RECONCILIATION HAS TAKEN PLACE. The MANY were not and could not have been reconciled back to God for Christ said He knew them not.

Reconciliation is tied directly to REPENTANCE. In point of fact, one could say that true Biblical repentance is what causes true reconciliation. True Biblical repentance is you agreeing with Christ that your “love deeds” are worthless, no matter how good they appear to the people of the world, when compared to His Divine Love.

Our love types and His love and so different and there is such a radical divide between them that reconciliation is impossible without Christ. That is what the LOVE EXCHANGE IS ALL ABOUT. Your fallen self-centered loves for His Divine Love.

True reconciliation between God and man MUST BE and HAS TO BE a two-way street. He sent Christ, who showed us THE WAY, and we must “enter in” to reconcile our fallen spirits to God. There is no reconciliation without the “esoteric and Gnostic” encounter with Christ, who is THE TRUTH, and then the ACCEPTANCE OF HIS OFFER OF SALVATION. If you do not accept, there is no reconciliation. If you do accept, then He comes into you, He sups with you and you with Him:

Rev 3:20-22

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Notice the sequence of events here, and Christ is speaking of the doorway in the INNER HIDDEN HEART OF MAN. Paul referred to this hidden secret part of us as the “inner man.” It is this HIDDEN DOORWAY that Christ is referring to.

When a person comes to Christ via the strait gate and narrow way, they are going into their HIDDEN INNER HOLY OF HOLIES. It is there that the antichrist dead spirit of man dwells. It is there that Christ seeks entrance to kick your antichrist spirit off his throne and take the seat Himself and resurrect you to NEW LIFE.

You must journey there in order to hear the voice of Christ seeking entrance. Once you have arrived there and experientially know that you are in fact dead in your trespasses and sin, and you know you are going to hell, Christ will show up one day and seek entrance into this hidden inner sanctuary that really is your Holy of Holies with your antichrist spirit setting upon its throne of Glory running everything in secret.

Christ will call you by name, show you the reason you are lost by showing you DIVINE AGAPE LOVE, and then ask if you will open the door and allow Him entrance. If you say YES, you have repented and reconciled yourself back to God. If you say no, and you actually can say no, NO RECONCILIATION TOOK PLACE, AND NO SALVATION.

It is actually based upon the construct of the TABERNACLE or TEMPLE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. There was an OUTER COURT, which is a portrait of our conscious mind, the mind we use every day. It is this outer conscious mind that is the FLESH MIND, THE CARNAL MIND that Paul says is an UNKNOWN enemy of God. It is with this mind that people worship whatever God they can conjure up. 

When you go to Church, you worship with your CONSCIOUS MIND, you sing your songs, you decide how much money to put into the plate and so on. Your life here on Earth is lived by and through your conscious mind. This is the mind that is sentient and is designed to operate in our physical sensual universe.

Now the INNER COURT of the tabernacle was covered by a veil and was lit ONLY by the SEVEN LAMP STANDS. There was no other light in there. The veil that separates the OUTER COURT from the INNER COURT is identical to the veil that covers your conscious mind from the inner subconscious mind.

It is the subconscious mind that stores your data banks, much like a hard drive stores data in a computer. You access this via “memory.” You actually go into a “search mode” to tie, for example, a face to a name. Once retrieved, it goes into your conscious mind for a short time and then returns to the data bank.

We do not yet know all the mysteries of the mind or mental operations and how they operate, or how the spirit and soul interconnect, but it is clear that the TABERNACLE/TEMPLE is constructed in such a way that it represents the three compartments of ourselves.

Now remember when it was said that you have no need for men to teach you, because the Holy Ghost would do it? The SEVEN LAMPS represent the Holy Ghost. It is the Holy Spirit that takes you by the hand and leads you THROUGH YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND ON A JOURNEY KNOWN AS THE NARROW WAY. It does in fact have a destination. This part is the actual SEARCHING OUT GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, MIND SOUL AND STRENGTH.

John 14:26

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,

He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

And then this:

John 16:7-16

7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

So it should be obvious that the Holy Spirit, called the Comforter, is sent to convict the sinner of his/her sin, righteousness and judgment and to lead them unto ALL TRUTH.

That is why John says you have no need of any man to teach you, for this journey is BEYOND DOCTRINE, BEYOND LEARNING, BEYOND THE REACH OF THE FIVE SENSES. This can only be done by the Holy Spirit.

The inner court represents your subconscious mind, which is hidden behind the veil. The Holy Spirit is the ONLY light you have, and in this journey of the narrow way, He convicts of SIN, of RIGHTEOUSNESS and of JUDGMENT.

 The word judgment means to ETERNAL RUIN. To convict a soul that they ARE INDEED DEAD IN THEIR SINS AND TRESPASSES, and that HELL AWAITS. It is not pleasant. He also leads you direct to JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF PERSONALLY for the encounter with the TRUTH.

Beyond the INNER COURT, again restricted from view by a veil, you find THE HOLY OF HOLIES. Within this sacred place, lays the ARK OF THE COVENANT. Also, there was what was known as the Shekinah Glory, the VERY PRESENCE OF THE LORD HIMSELF. Do you begin to see what this is all about?

The Ark was a representation of WHAT WAS COMING (THE NEW COVENANT), and the Shekinah Glory was God, THE LIGHT OF GOD, who hovered over the ARK, which was soon going to be the NEW COVENANT!!

So what does this have to do with us, you ask? You have a HOLY OF HOLIES. It is exactly what Paul referred to as the INNER HIDDEN MAN. Within this HIDDEN INNER MAN lays an “entity” that controls most of your life, and that “entity” is also ANTICHRIST TO THE CORE.

That entity is THE CORE OF YOUR BEING. IT IS THE HIDDEN YOU. It is here that the FALLEN MAN RESIDES. Most Christians have no concept at all of this hidden inner “man” that runs their life in secret.

This is why Jesus said what He said about worship with the mouth, but the HEART is far from me:

Mark 7:6-13

6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

8 For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:

11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.

12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;

13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

The Christians of today are doing the exact same thing, they have laid aside the commands of Jesus Christ and have substituted their “tradition”, and that “tradition” was brought in by the fake preachers, teachers and evangelists of today.

It is salvation by faith and belief alone. There is no strait gate, no narrow way, no encounter no nothing. In fact, they have reduced Jesus Christ down to such a level that you cannot know if He is within you, you have to take it all by faith and “just believe” that He is there!! Let me assure you, when you meet the Creator of this Universe, you will KNOW IT and you will NEVER FORGET IT.

Remember when Jeremiah said the HEART WAS WICKED, and that NO ONE COULD KNOW IT?

Jeremiah 17:9-10

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

If the heart is this wicked, and you cannot know it, then can we say it is a HIDDEN, SECRET AND A VERY VILE THING? In other words, your real true self is HIDDEN. It lies beyond the subconscious, veiled from view, buried deep within you. This is the secret to why the “many” are lost.

God considers this part of you as the enemy, dead in trespasses and sins. Remember way back in Genesis where God warned Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil? That if they did, they would DIE? It really means CUT OFF FROM GOD. It severed the relationship. Mankind is considered to be a fallen creature that is DEAD TO GOD. That is why one must reconcile their heart of hearts BACK TO GOD.

However, if you do not realize that you have this hidden inner heart, and you consider your conscious mind your heart, and you confess Christ and believe with this “heart,” then you would think you had obeyed the Lord, would consider yourself saved and going to heaven, not realizing at all that you are poor and blind.

You see, the inner heart was never changed. This is why it is such a surprise to the many Christians when they are sent away. They cannot understand why they are being tossed aside. They thought they had done as Christ commanded them, that is, they cast out devils, they taught about Him, they performed miracle works and all of that.  But they failed to understand that all they were CONVERTED CHRISTIANS, not REGENERATED CHRISTIANS.

Now we get to something else we need to touch on briefly and that is the difference between CONVERSION and REGENERATION.

When a person converts to Christ, he does so with his conscious mind. He goes to a crusade or revival meeting and is moved. He undergoes a CONVERSION with his mind and changes HIS MIND about the claims of Christ and begins to ACCEPT THEM. He is, at that time, a CONVERTED CHRISTIAN. All of this is done by the conscious mind. He usually goes no further than this. He studies the doctrines of his denomination and accepts them as the truth. He is a CARNAL CHRISTIAN WHO GOES NO FURTHER.

Then we have those who become “experts” in the Word. They go to their Universities and Seminaries and study the word of God if they are lucky, otherwise they study other people’s interpretations of the Word.

They are thought by the world as men of the cloth, so to speak. But the Bible says that they are “ever learning and never able to come to an experiential knowledge of the truth.” They collect all of this “knowledge” but never ENTER IN TO FIND CHRIST. In point of fact, they do not know they must. Thus, they parade and strut around showing off their knowledge. They are proud and arrogant. They know all about Christ, but they do not KNOW CHRIST HIMSELF.  

The distance between CONVERSION and REGENERATION is known as the strait gate and narrow way. It is in reality the distance between your conscious mind and your Holy of Holies.Regeneration can only occur in the Holy of Holies of that individual.

The people worship Christ with their mouth or we could say they speak with their conscious mind which controls the mouth, but their INNER HIDDEN HEART is far, far away. They do not even know it is there because they refused to ENTER IN to find out.

The strait gate and narrow way exposes this INNER PERSON to the conscious mind. Remember when Paul said, “We know we have been crucified with Christ”? 123

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2 thoughts on “A Most Mysterious Temple

  1. This was another great blog post for me. Though all of it is meat and the truth, three things really struck me and were especially refreshing:

    1. The explanation of “reconciliation.” The example with the relatives was JUST PERFECT.

    2. The hidden inner man. So true: “Most Christians have no concept at all of this hidden inner ‘man’ that runs their life in secret.” I had never, ever heard the truth of this “hidden man” until reading the Dark/Light (though it is right there in the Bible, me passing it over!!) and then EXPERIENCING it (proving the truth of it in a sense) during the narrow way walk.

    I find myself saying now at times: “No matter where I go, there THE GREAT I AM;” i.e., the hidden man ever-present, until the Lord makes me free.

    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. (John 8:36)

    3. Conversion is NOT Regeneration. Again: not taught in the church. They are both the same according to today’s church. Someone much wiser than me once wrote: “They have conflated regeneration with conversion.” And so it is, a DEADLY false precept, courtesy of Satan and his ministers of righteousness.

    A little bit more of my experience with this latter one, “conversion vs. regeneration”:

    When I first became a believer in 2009 (my “conversion;” while, thinking/being told it was “regeneration”), I came across a “self test” on the Internet. Though I fudged a bit (imagine that) on some of the 12 items in the list; I (the hidden man!), determined that my answers were “good enough.” I had “passed.” Surely I was indeed born again (surely I was a fool!).

    O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. (Prov 8:5)

    After this, I came across a man on the Internet with decades of “Christian experience,” and he had a voluminous website filled with “Christian advice” and web pages on all kinds of “Christian topics,” question-and-answer style. His “thing” was summarized in Luke 14:33:

    So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:33)

    I emailed him about some questions I had, and had some back-and-forth with him. Because of this Luke verse—and his stance on things—I started questioning my own “born again” status (but, hadn’t I already “verified” that by the “self-test”?!).

    So, I started thinking—based on this guy’s teachings (what about the Bible’s?)—that perhaps I was NOT saved after all. I had not “forsaken all that I had.” Now, there is a TRUTH to that verse, but this wasn’t it. I really was vexed by all of this at the time, and I finally put the “salvation question” to the guy one day (again, what about the Bible?).

    And his reply (from memory):

    “Oh, YOU ARE STILL SAVED, you just CANNOT BE THE LORD’S DISCIPLE if you don’t forsake all that you have. But you are still saved.”

    And do you know, that as soon as I heard THAT, I abandoned this guy and his web site as fast as I could; lock, stock, and barrel. No longer vexed; yea, I was still “SAVED”(!), so no point in hanging around and “forsaking all that I had.” After all, I didn’t really need to be one of the Lord’s DISCIPLES, did I? Besides nobody at the house church mentioned any of this (especially not the woman at the house church that I had my eye on). And so off I went….

    How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? (Prov 6:9)

    Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him. (Prov 26:12)

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    In writing this comment I re-visited the “Self-test” web page I used. It is still up after these 10+ years. I had not remembered this, but in addition to the 12 test points, it also has the infamous “how to be saved by a sinner’s prayer” section so common on the Internet these days. So sad. Complete nonsense and delusion and a sure way to HELL:

    Prov 5:1-13:

    My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: (Prov 5:1)

    That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. (Prov 5:2)

    ¶ For the lips of a strange woman [TODAY’S FALSE SALVATION CHURCH] drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: (Prov 5:3)

    But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword. (Prov 5:4)

    Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. (Prov 5:5)

    Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. (Prov 5:6)

    Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. (Prov 5:7)

    Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: (Prov 5:8)

    Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: (Prov 5:9)

    Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; (Prov 5:10)

    And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, (Prov 5:11)

    And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof [VIA THE STRAIT GATE/NARROW WAY]; (Prov 5:12)

    And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! (Prov 5:13)

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    Thank you again Stewart and Patti for continuing this series! Much appreciated. God bless you all!

    As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. (Ps 17:15)

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    • Thank you Stewart for continuing these blog posts, as Peter said. They are a real blessing, especially at this time for me.

      A refresher course, if you will, helping to remove all the cobwebs from my brain. Giving back to my remembrance those things that were already imbedded from years of study, but had somehow become distant, when Satan attempted to destroy me.

      Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (Jas 4:8)

      But alas, God the Father would have none of it and finally dragged me back from the edge of eternal ruin. The enemy has been none too happy since then and makes it known on a daily basis. Yet the Holy Spirit battles him with a determination unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.

      O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. (Ps 30:3)

      As I read how Peter waged his own battle against the church, I marvel at the way the Lord works in each of us. And then once he understood the deception, the real battle began, as it does for all of us who enter in.

      ¶ Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. (Luke 13:24)

      For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? (Luke 14:28)

      Blessed at never having been involved with the “church”, I’m very grateful for you Peter, being willing to witness to what Satan has created within the confines of those so-called “holy” places; regardless how big or small they are, they destroy people’s lives without a second thought. Woe be unto them all…

      I know I’ve said this before, but I for one, do appreciate hearing what it took to realize your condition and how you broke away from the clutches of the devil.

      So thank you Peter, and God bless you for your testimony.

      Again, I am so thankful to you Stewart and Patti for making sure the little flock is fed. My hunger is satiated with each and every one of these posts and what you offer on the member site. God bless you both.

      Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matt 5:6)

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